Mr. B and The Tribal Hoose at ACME
On Friday, September 30th, Nashville Offbeat witnessed seven Belmont students take the stage at Acme Feed & Seed in downtown Nashville. Delivering heavy doses of funky grooves, raw energy, and effortless rhymes, this solid group of young men packed the house and brought it down. They had their audience dancing, laughing, and living it up to the fullest that night as they invited everyone to partake in their good-time party mentality. Mr. B and the Tribal Hoose had arrived.
They had slammin' drums. They had sick bass solos. They had sexy sax leads. They had groovin' guitars. They had sultry keys. They had almost impossibly high falsettos. They had flowing raps (they had it all, man!). When they weren't killin' it with originals, they were doubly killin' it with fantastic covers, ranging from Kiss by Prince to Get Lucky by Daft Punk, and even laying it down with a Black Eyed Peas medley. This band promised a night of fun away from all of your troubles, and they delivered in the extreme.
Mr. B and The Tribal Hoose are reminiscent of a young Red Hot Chili Peppers in their stage presence (and a bit in their looks! The guitarist had some delightful suspenders and a hat, a look that calls back to the late Hillel Slovack). The group worked the crowd amazingly well (Mr. B himself did a lot of freestyle rapping with the audience), and even through some minor technical difficulties, never stopped grinding for a minute. If you're looking for the next up-and-coming party band, look no further. The Hoose Moose beckons you to get down.